oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The importance of establishing and supporting long-term environmental research at South African universities

Volume 5, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The paper reviews the need for long-term environmental research at universities in the light of the needs of South Africa and the benefits that can be obtained from such research The unprecedented population growth, which is still outpacing the production of food in Africa (FAO, 1995), and the uneven distribution of resources coupled with the widening gap between the developed and the developing world are all facts that cannot be ignored.

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